GDL has spent the last 2 years designing a “state of the art” 60 bed care home, partnering with a number of specialists in dementia and elderly nursing care. These include large care providers “Healthcare Management Solutions” who manage over 80 care homes in the UK, the Stirling University “Dementia Services Development Centre” which specialises in housing and care for Dementia sufferers, and experienced healthcare architects, Jewitt & Wilkie, Glasgow. GDL has consulted with these parties to deliver a unique care home design and a “centre of excellence” for Dementia care in Scotland and the UK.
The care home has a unique bespoke design which will provide the highest quality of care for a mix of residents. There are 60 rooms, 50% available for frail & elderly nursing care, and 50% specialist dementia care. The focus is to provide a “non-institutional” facility in landscaped rural location. Features include :
“The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. We provide research-evidenced design consultancy services and produce a range of publications on the design environments for people with dementia.
A team multidisciplinary team from University of Stirling, including researchers, architects, lighting, landscape and signage designers, who specialise in design for dementia and other age-related impairments, have been engaged by Glenisla Developments Ltd to inform the design development of proposals designed for grounds within the curtilage of Glenisla Golf Club.
Through their engagement of DSDC for dementia design consultation, Glenisla Developments Ltd have set out achieve the highest standards of dementia design throughout the proposed development. They further evidence their intent aiming to achieve the Gold Standard Award under the University of Stirling’s Dementia Design Accreditation process. So far, the overall proposed scheme includes several characteristics that reflect some of best recognised international standards in evidence-based dementia accessible design. We look forward to working with Glenisla Developments Ltd in pursuit of this goal.”